Rembrandt’s masterpiece looking deep into Bathsheba’s predicament, but it was von Stuck who first suggested that she may have been a willing participant.
Paintings by Rubens, Rembrandt, Jordaens, Chassériau, von Stuck and Lovis Corinth give slightly different accounts of this story.
An illustrated timeline and overview of how the human visual environment, and perception of it, has changed from ancient times to virtual reality.
What to our ancestors would have been blurred and defective images are now accepted as depicting motion. How our perception has changed, thanks to photography.
The Norns, personifications of day and night, minor deities, and the Wild Hunt. Shown in paintings rather than book illustrations.
Putting Degas’ many paintings and drawings of the ballet and its dancers into context – here are contemporary paintings.
More popular today than in classical Greece, these warrior women could have been an opportunity to redress the balance between genders. Here they are at war.
Hardly painted before 1800, there has since been a succession of brilliant paintings of this story. Its focus has changed, from the tension as Oedipus tries to answer the riddle, to the femme fatale.
As interest in his art was declining, he painted some of his finest narrative and mythological narratives. An original and talented artist who deserves to be better-known.
Dancers, fauns, and the inevitable femmes fatales dominated his paintings before the outbreak of war.